Being “heart-healthy” is focus of next wellness program

The Marion Area Safety Council is partnering with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and OhioHealth Marion to present a four‐part Health & Wellness series open to all members of the community. Each series will have local experts share information and resources on a key Health & Wellness related issue affecting our community.

Session two will discuss how eating a heart‐healthy diet and maintaining a heart‐healthy weight are vital to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. This session brings together presenters from OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians and the Marion YMCA who will provide education and resources on how to help get healthy foods into your busy schedules, fine‐tune eating habits, and make exercise a regular part of your lives. You may not be able to control all risk factors for heart disease, but healthy lifestyle modifications can have a very positive effect.

Presented by:
OhioHealth Marion Area Physicians
Speakers: Bruce Barker, MD

  • Obesity epidemic in America
  • Importance of nutrition, knowing your own body’s needs, and exercise alone is not enough

Speakers: Dawn Sperling, CNP
Jane Wolf, CNP

  • Risk factors of heart disease
  • Know your numbers (blood pressure and cholesterol)

Marion Family YMCA
Speakers: Heather Wright, Wellness Director
Derek Wright, Wellness Coordinator

  • Preventative programs at the YMCA that help keep you from getting diseases through diet and exercise
  • Pioneering Healthy Communities Committee and community gardens

Thursday, January 14
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tri‐Rivers Career Center Auditorium
2222 Marion‐Mt. Gilead Road
Marion, OH 43302

There is NO cost to attend.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
    Understanding Addiction
    Presented by:
    Crawford/Marion County
    ADAMH Board
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
    Weekend Warriors Strains and Sprains
    Presented by:
    Aaron Fritz, DO and Brent Mellis, MD
    Orthopedic Surgeons, OhioHealth
    Marion Area Physicians

For questions and to learn more about the Marion Area Safety Council, contact Project Manager Matt Carbary at 740.382.2181.

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